Dining Out for Life 2011by
The annual Dining Out for Life (“DOFL”) campaign returns this year across North America and in Vancouver it will benefit A Loving Spoonful and Friends for Life. When you go out to eat at a participating restaurant on March 24th, they will donate 25% of sales to these AIDS service organizations. Sumac Ridge Estate Winery will also donate $1 from every bottle sold during the month of March to these causes.
There are over 230 participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Fraser Valley that will be offering either breakfast, lunch, or dinner menu options for DOFL participants. You can either call to make a reservation or make an online booking where possible.
To raise awareness this year, Dining Out for Life has arranged a Listel Jazz Package giveaway for my readers including:
Accommodation for two in an art-infused Gallery Floor room at the Listel, a $100 CDN gift certificate for dinner in the award-winning O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar (with live jazz 7 nights a week), and the O’Doul’s Jazz CD “Take Time”, featuring Vancouver’s top jazz performers for your personal collection.
Here’s how you can enter to win this prize, valued at over $400:
I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Thursday, March 17th at 12:00pm.
Update The winner is Tracy (@tkwan23) – congratulations!
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Abigail’s Party is a participating DOFL restaurant
Participating restaurant (and one I love) is Chambar!
I always go for dining out for life restaurants and i’m glad gotham’s steakhouse is participating
I must say that’s a great list, but then it’s a great cause. The Mussels are a must have at Cork ‘n Fin , so I’ll go with that!
seeing as they are so kind to offer the dining certificate in this excellent contest, I will have to go with Oâ€™Doulâ€™s Restaurant & Bar!
Wow so many great restaurants to choose from…The teahouse is always a fave and this is a great reason to go for dinner on March 24th. It’s on my calendar.
I love Bin 941/942 and glad to see that they’re participating. 😀
Jazz and fine food sounds like there’s only one place to be…O’Douls will be my choice.
This is another great excuse to hit up Brown’s in Kits!
Abigail’s Party !
Au Petit Chavignol is participating!
One of my favourite Dining Out for Life restaurants is Fishworks!
burgoo bistro is!
Bin 941 is delicious! Glad to see so many great restaurants participating!
Las Margaritas is a fun place! good food too 🙂
Charlie Don’t Surf is a White Rock institution! I grew up in White Rock, and whenever I go back to visit this is a favourite place of mine to go to and reminisce.
This is the only way I’ll ever be able to afford C, so there you go; gotta support the cause.
Hoping to hit up El Barrio in east van!
Love La Brasserie!
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House — one of my favourite date places to go with my wife!
Dining out for life. Such amazing fundraising for such an important cause. Even with so many amazing places to discover, I <3 the standby in my hood, hamburger marys.
Ooh I’ve always wanted to try burgoo…
Love Joe Fortes! It is cool to know that they are participating!
Oâ€™Doulâ€™s Restaurant & Bar!
I do this every year… Gotta love CRU!
I like Chambar!
Chambar (a standout in the Vancouver dining scene).
Mozarts Bakery & Cafe
The Cork & Fin is on the list! I just saw them on twitter a few days ago and it peaked my interest.
Definitely a nice prize package!
Biercraft on Cambie or Commercial!
I love Campagnolo! Great cured meats. Yum.
The Eatery is on the list! YUM!
I would love to try eating at The Flipside!
Al Porto Ristorante
Nice to see Hy’s Steakhouse Whistler on this list! Absolutely love jazz + great food – what an awesome prize package!
Incendio is quite good.
Burgoo Bistro (any one of their three locations.
Chambar is participating!
Takis’ Taverna has the best greek food in town and is a great place to meet up with a group of friends!
Howe Sound Brew Pub/Restaurant is a participant. I was sooo addicted to their yam fries with their ailoi mmmmmmmmmmm yummers! Oh and they have a burger for even the most interesting taste buds!
C Restaurant Tel: 604-681-1164 is one of my Favorite place because not only it has great food it is also Ocean wise and Eco-friendly
I like Carmelo’s.
Sanafir Restaurant & Lounge I went here recently and it had great food and service!
COAST O Lounge
So many great places! I like Wild Rice and Shaktea!
Abigail’s Party – I love their cocktails!
La Bodega Restaurant, has been on my to do list. will make it happen during DOFL! 🙂
The Cork & Fin!
One of my favorite restaurants on the list is Provence.
Seasons in the Park – it’s classic!
Thai House in North Van is always my family’s favorite, so I’ll go with that.
Boneta is on the list and I’ve always wanted to eat there.
La Brasserie! Best Burgers
One of my favourite restaurants on the list – The Fish House in Stanley Park
Chambar is on the list. I have always wanted to go there. I have taken a cooking class at the Dirty Apron and loved it.
I have been wanting to try Boneta since forever!
Bin 942!!!!! Amazing!!!
Boneta would be a fabulous night out!
Wow! Restaurant: C Restaurant
WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE AND LOADS OF FUN AS WELL!!! FOR SURE Rodney’s Oyster House
burgoo bistro !
My mom just came back from Bin 942 and loved it — think I have to go try it now 😀
The Hamilton Street Grill is simply scrumptious!
Chambar is one of the participating restaurants.
Wow… A pletora of amazing dining institutions to pick from (so proud we have so many participating!!!) I would have to say C, because I would probably never get there, if only for a special occassion. PLUS, they are oceanwise/sustainable! I heart fishies!
Wow… A plethora of amazing dining institutions to pick from (so proud we have so many participating!!!) I would have to say C, because I would probably never get there, if only for a special occassion. PLUS, they are oceanwise/sustainable! I heart fishies!
Oâ€™Doulâ€™s Restaurant & Bar
Abigail’s Party is one I’ve heard lots about and would love to try!
What an amazing prize! Found one in my own backyard: Browns Socialhouse in Port Moody.
So many to choose from! I’ve never been to Bin 941. Would love to go.
Bridges Restaurant is participating â˜º
Creekbread in Whistler is participating….the best pizza I have ever had!!!
CRU is one of the participating restaurants!
One of my fave participating restaurants is Cru.
I love that one of my favorite restaurants, Latitude, is a participating restaurant.
aubergine grill please!
Browns Socialhouse in Langley is a participating DOFL restaurant!!
One of my ‘go to’ brunch spots, Bandidas Taqueria, is a participant.
A participating restaurant that I visited recently was Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House.
I’ve heard of Joe Fortes, but I haven’t been able to go to any of the one’s participating. Would love to win!
Samaba Brazilian Steakhouse is participating. I really enjoyed my visit there, lots of great meat!!
The Coast O Lounge is participating this year.
I woooouuulllddd love CHAMBAR! yum yum! thanks for the contest 🙂
Participating – and my fav – Le Gavroche! Best French food in Vancouver.
Oâ€™Doulâ€™s Restaurant & Bar!
I want to try The Pear Tree Restaurant again sometime. Thanks for the contest!
Au Petit Chavignol. What a great restaurant.
Can’t go wrong with Chambar!
Adesso Bistro is one of the participating restaurants
Burgoo Bistro West 10th
Well as its my namesake…… I will say Abigail’s Party. Cheers
You gotta try Tuscany Restaurant (Bowen Island)…. just the best!!!
The Elbow Room !
O’Douls!! great wine and jazz!
Chambar is great!
Simba’s is a fave as well as Subeez
Abigail’s Party – great to see them on the list and their weekend brunches are some of the best in the city.
I love Chambar
I love Brix. Haven’t been in too long. Perfect excuse to go.
The Eatery! Sit down, order up some Captain Crunch roles, briefly know what heaven tastes like, spend an extra hour at the gym the next day burning off the huge amount of calories it has while never once regretting the order. 😉
I’ll be eating at Calabash for Dine Out For Life! YUM.
Yes! La Brasserie, my favourite new find is on the list! Everyone should try it … amazing food 🙂
Tuscany over here on Beautiful Bowen Island.
charm modern thai
Chambar is awesome!
Abigail’s Party! It’s our fav, go to restaurant.
So many great places participating! We often go to Abigails’s Party… I’d love to go out for my birthday dinner!!!!!
I like that every location of Brown’s Social House is participating. I love the Point Grey location. I may try Port Moody this time.
Abigail’s Party is participating…. it’s great for brunch, dinner or late night drinks! A kits gem!
Cat’s Social House on Granville Island!!
The New Bohemian
Pondok Indonesia Restaurant
i heard O’Doul’s is really great for brunch! =)
Samba Brazilian Steakhouse
Joe’s Grill on Denman
Enigma is nice.
Love this event! Great prize!
Look forward to dine out.
Good food experience for a great cause.
Great list of participating eateries.
Chilli House Thai Bistro
Oâ€™Doulâ€™s Restaurant & Bar, of Course!! =) tweeting also @vanisler. =)
Twisted Fork Bistro, since I just did a school project on these guys.
Will probably check out 100 Nights – It has great new decor and they support a lot of non-profits!
Dining Out for Life 2011!
GO CANUCKS GO!
I’m going to go with The Eatery! Love that place 🙂
Abigail’s Party- love the atmosphere, great cocktails.
Mangia E Bevi in West Van is participating.
Burgoo Bistro Main Street!
The Reef Restaurant
Stephos, LaBodega, Milestones English Bay….some of my old favorites from my downtown days.
Thanks for the opportunity! One of the participating restaurants is Chambar.
Abigails Party and Chambar are two faves of mine participating in DOFL!
I’ve always wanted to go and check out the Jazz at O’Douls. Being a huge Jazz fan I tried the experience at The Cellar but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for. Would love to check out O’Douls one day.
O’Douls on Robson 4 SURE!!! xx/oo
Thrilled to see the amazing Chambar Restaurant in Gastown is participating – I heart Chambar!
O’Douls on Robson 4 SURE!!! xx/oo
O’DOULS ON ROBSON!!!
Love the Pourhouse in Gastown!!!!
New Bohemian, in Kits! I was there last night and it was great.
Mozart Bakery & Cafe
The Reef is one of participants
Definitely Bistrot Bistro. My favorite Kits restaurant